Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Where to start?

I have so much to say that I don't even know how to begin.  Should I start with the overwhelming amount of work to do that keeps getting interrupted by other things to do?  Or the devastating government legislation and their "stronger futures" that will only have the effect of decimating a culture?  The local land council's ignoring of protocol and lack of communication with the people they are supposed to represent?  And the huge amounts of money thrown to "Aboriginal affairs" which really goes to white "administrators" and their travel, housing, new car, stipend...because you've got to pay those people extra for working in such a remote and hostile environment?  Wow, it is really  hard to not be cynical.

O.K., then let me balance that with the brightness of the Milky Way last night and it's sharp, glittering band of starlight, or the wedge-tail eagle we saw on the way back from Alice Springs surrounded by a sunset of fuschia and orange...there are extremes here and a juxtaposition of miraculous on top of horrific.

Just like any journey, the microcosm of all I'm experiencing is happening inside of myself at the same time.  Inner demons and terrible judgement, right along side of perspective gained only by completely surrendering to that over which I have no power- which is everything.

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